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Rick Baker

Rick Baker is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of The Seamless City: A Conservative Mayor’s Approach to Urban Revitalization That Can Work Anywhere (2011). During 2001–10, he was mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida’s fourth-largest city. In 2008, Baker was named America’s “Mayor/ Public Official of the Year” by Governing magazine.

Baker formerly practiced business law and is now president of the Edwards Group. He holds a B.S. in management and an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Florida State University. Baker studied comparative law at Oxford University and was a legal intern to Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben Overton.


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Barriers to Building
  • How A Conservative Mayor Revitalized A Central City Washington Examiner, 06-20-11
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11


  • Business and Economy
  • Measures Drive Performance in St. Petersburg Governing.com, 06-06-11
  • How A Conservative Mayor Revitalized A Central City Washington Examiner, 06-20-11
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11
  • Measurement Is Key To Seamless City Success Washington Examiner, 06-22-11


  • Cities
  • The Seamless City: A Conservative Mayor's Approach To Urban Revitalization That Can Work Anywhere Book, April 2011


  • Economic Development
  • Measures Drive Performance in St. Petersburg Governing.com, 06-06-11
  • How A Conservative Mayor Revitalized A Central City Washington Examiner, 06-20-11
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11
  • Measurement Is Key To Seamless City Success Washington Examiner, 06-22-11


  • Housing and Redevelopment
  • How A Conservative Mayor Revitalized A Central City Washington Examiner, 06-20-11
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11


  • Other Cities
  • Measures Drive Performance in St. Petersburg Governing.com, 06-06-11
  • How A Conservative Mayor Revitalized A Central City Washington Examiner, 06-20-11
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11


  • Policing
  • How The Seamless City Fights Crime Washington Examiner, 06-21-11


  • Urban Issues
  • Measurement Is Key To Seamless City Success Washington Examiner, 06-22-11


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